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Our weekly Writer-Parent Accountability Meetups are now entirely virtual! Drop in fee for Basic Members and nonmembers (you still have to be a parent): $10 donation per session, payable in...
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- Meet Comic Book Artists In Residence
- Hear amazing readers and buy a book if the mood strikes you
- Learn more about Mutha Magazine and Pen Parentis
- Ask Pen Parentis Writing Fellows how it changed their lives to win the fellowship
- Open Mic from 4pm – 5pm! Sign up during the day!
- ALL DAY – (outside) Participate in the Living Lexicon
- ALL DAY (inside): Writing on the Wall: Mutha Secrets
As part of the Empire State of the Book weekend festival, join Pen Parentis and Mutha Magazine for a whole day of interactive, literary-themed activities great for all ages on Governor’s Island. Bring the kids if you have them. Or not. Your call. This is about YOU. Drop in or stay all day. No admission fees.
From 10am – 2:30 pm the sessions are appropriate for all ages, with special programming for the very young
From 2:30 – 5pm sessions are PG+ content (kids are allowed, but note that programming is adult-oriented)
11am – 1pm Pen Parentis Fellows Jess DeCourcy Hinds, Frank Haberle, and Orli Van Mourik
11am -1pm Spellbound Theatre: drop-in storytelling puppetry workshop (for the very young and their parents)
1pm – 2:30pm Ginny Wiehardt runs a poetry workshop for kids – drop ins welcome (parents too!)
2:30 – 4pm Live-drawing by Lauren Weinstein, creator of the comics series Normel Person (The Village Voice)
2:30 – 4pm Comics Storytelling Workshop (drop-in) with Joanna Herman and Lisa Wilde and Anna Mudd
Beginners are welcome! Learn to draw comics even if you never thought you could.
4pm – 5pm Readings by featured readers Elizabeth Isadora Gold, Gabriella Belfiglio, Meg Lemke
Discussion with comic artists and others throughout the day.
Open Mic between 4-5 pm ! Sign up during the day.